The Fire Cycle extends on Andrew Mossin’s previous work in Exile’s Recital (2014) and Stanzas for the Preparation of Perception (2017) through poems that meditate on the multifaceted quality of self, the geographies of imaginal and lived experience, and the deep connections between human activity and nature. With spareness of form and lyric range, the poems of The Fire Cycle creates an archive of cultural lore, narrative expression, and personal history that make palpable our creaturely existence.
Andrew Mossin is the author of five previous books of poetry: The Epochal Body (2004), The Veil (2012), Exile’s Recital (2014), Torture Papers (2016), and Songs for the Preparation of Perception (2017). He is also the author of a collection of critical essays, Male Subjectivity and Poetic Form in “New American” Poetry (2010). He is an Associate Professor in the Intellectual Heritage Program at Temple University in Philadelphia. He lives in Doylestown, PA.